A "slice of life" during the Weimar Republic. IMDb reviewer, ackstasis, wrote... Though Erno Metzner's 'Assault (1928)' was first introduced to me as a work of avant-garde cinema, it's actually quite mainstream, if a little dark thematically. A suspenseful, and occasionally humorous, morality play, the film follows the fortunes of an unscrupulous opportunist who happens upon a counterfeit coin, knowingly tries to capitalise on his discovery, and later regrets ever laying his eyes on... Topics: Erno Metzner, silent film, Weimar Republic
An Avant-Garde experimental film by Marcel Duchamp..."Anemic Cinema" . If you suffer dizziness, exercise caution. Do read... "Anemic Cinema" [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anemic_Cinema Marcel Duchamp [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Duchamp Topics: Experimental film, Marcel Duchamp
A Calamitous Elopement was directed by D.W. Griffith for the Biograph Company in 1908. One of the hundreds of films Griffith made for the company, it is a not particularly distinguished comedy about the comic complications a couple encounter when eloping. These pictures were often made in a week and were sometimes not well thought out. For example, why did she elope with an empty trunk? Topics: griffith, romance, comedey, silents
These are the old versions. One of my practical joker friends in the film restoration project put a Little Lulu cartoon soundtrack in one of them Topics: Classic Movies, Vintage movies, Black and white movies
Ben Turpin playing a postman who everyday goes to a block of apartments to look at his love. Soon he finds out that some mechanics a making a robot dummy that looks exactly like him. He soon takes over and at the dummy's debut at the theatre he dresses himself and hides the dummy. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Silent: Short, Comedy
Hitler in his own words: A collection of clips from various speeches by Adolf Hitler with very accurate English sub-titles (translations) for the historic record. This is not a "documentary" film and no editorial commentary or opinions are added. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Hitler, World War II, WW2, war, history, speeches
John Bunny was the first major comedic performer of cinema. His short, plump figure (he stood 5"4' and weighed over 300 lbs.) and round face were internationally recognized as he starred in 173 short comedies from 1909 to 1914. Yet, for all of the fame he enjoyed during his acting career, he was almost immediately forgotten following his death in 1915. In "A Cure for Pokeritis", George Brown (Bunny) is a compulsive gambler who promises his wife (Flora Finch) he will give up his... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: silent, comedy, john bunny, compulsive gambling
An interesting, detailed tour of London Films' Denham studios. The exact release date is unknown, but since the shooting of a scene from "The Four Feathers" is shown, it probably was sometime in 1939. Topics: promotional shorts, London Films' Denham Studios, studio tour, Denham England
Early sound film featuring comedian Eddie Cantor. From the AFI/Maurice Zouary Collection at the Library of Congress. Copied at 24 fps from a 35mm print. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topic: comedy
This is a project that was put together in just a few hours. Many young children have no interest in silent movies, which means they are missing some of the best movies ever made. We produced this short subject in the hope that it would spark some interest in old silent movies for a younger generation. I enjoyed the video so much I am now hoping to produce several more of them......Special Editors Note: we have created "Flawed Family Flicks" as a fun way to rekindle new interest in... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Bridgewater Video, Buster Keaton, Comedy, Flawed Family Flick, Warped Vision Video, BTV Comedy, BTV
This is the fifth "Flawed Family Video" we have added to the collection. We hope that it will give a new life to a great old movie. Buster is caught in "The Big Storm" in this short remake of scenes from Steamboat Bill Junior.......Special Editors Note: we have created "Flawed Family Flicks" as a fun way to rekindle new interest in some great old movies. These remixes were originally created for my grandchildren, and it now appears many other folks enjoy them as... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Bridgewater Video, Flawed Family Flick, Buster Keaton, Warped Vision Video
This is the fourth "Flawed Family Flicks Video" we have added to the collection. We hope that it will give a new life to a great old movie. Cousin Buster is back, this time as "The Blacksmith"......Special Editors Note: we have created "Flawed Family Flicks" as a fun way to rekindle new interest in some great old movies. These remixes were originally created for my grandchildren, and it now appears many other folks enjoy them as well. These Movies are great... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Bridgewater Video, Buster Keaton, Comedy, Flawed Family Flick, Warped Vision Video, BTV Comedy, BTV
This is the second "Flawed Family Video" we have added to the collection. We hope that it will give a new life to a great old movie. Buster has a new boat, and boating will never be the same again.....Special Editors Note: we have created "Flawed Family Flicks" as a fun way to rekindle new interest in some great old movies. These remixes were originally created for my grandchildren, and it now appears many other folks enjoy them as well. These Movies are great classics in... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Bridgewater Video, Buster Keaton, Comedy, Flawed Family Flick, Warped Vision Video, BTV Comedy
Helen Kane Star's as "Helen Lane", a pea-brained college student with a big crush on her psychology professor. Uploaded by BoopBoopaddoop. Director:Casey Robinson Writers:J.R. Murray,Ben Oakland,Barry Trivers Audio/Visual: sound, b&w favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Betty Boop, Helen Kane, Paramount, Fleischer Studios, Clara Bow, Talkie, Lesson in Love, 1931,...
In 1916 the Biograph film company signed black comedian Bert Williams to write, produce, direct and star in two comedies. Williams created "A Natural Born Gambler" and "Fish." While hardly a breakthrough in shattering racial stereotypes (Williams was required by the studio to wear "darkie" makeup), a black production with a black cast was unprecedented. The response was tepid and Williams did not appear in any movies after Fish . Gambler borrows from Williams'... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: silent, comedy, slapstick, black history
Charlie plays two roles as two spectators at a music-hall show. It has a few good laughs and also provides an interesting look at old-fashioned theater entertainment. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin
And After the Night unfolds as a story of a young boy who leaves home for school, where he feels isolated. He leaves and wanders aimlessly around the city, a grey, aggressive and hostile environment. Eventually he arrives back home, he pauses, hesitates, and eventually runs away. Topic: enthusiasts archive
À propos de Nice is a 1930 silent short documentary film directed by Jean Vigo and photographed by Boris Kaufman. The film depicts life in Nice, France by documenting the people in the city, their daily routines, a carnival and social inequalities. Vigo described the film in an address to the Groupement des Spectateurs d'Avant-Garde: "In this film, by showing certain basic aspects of a city, a way of life is put on trial... the last gasps of a society so lost in its escapism that it... Topics: vigo, nice, silent film, muet, french, movie
A wartime informational short subject on German-occupied France and allied unity. The background score is by Kurt Weill. The dramatizations may seem corny today, however the facts presented are accurate. Directed by Garson Kanin & Jean Renior (both uncredited). Released in 1944. Complete print. Topics: propagander shorts, WW2, France, German-occupied France, Claude Dauphin (uncredited), Burgess...
Alfonzo is having a restless evening. Home alone with only an Aleister Crowley book for company, he yearns for some excitement. As though in answer to this unspoken wish, an intruder invades Alfonzo's space -- in more ways than one. Meanwhile, two of Alfonzo's friends are planning their own suprise visit. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: 30MOM.COM, 30 Minutes Of Madness, Video Art, Trash Art
This is a time compressed, 16:9 formatted, color hues and foley sound effects added version of the famous "a trip down market street" film. Music is Sony Vegas score and is used under license. You are legally free to re-mix the video portion of this clip. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: a trip down market street, san francisco 1906, san francisco time lapse, market street time lapse,...
Using standard red/blue-green 3D glasses, you can view this trip down Market Street filmed in 1906 as if you are actually there! Some of the amazing things you see in this version is the realization that at one point you are definitly going uphill, and the reflections in the water are quite startling. This was done in Adobe Premiere Elements 9, manually (i.e., not run through a pseudo-3D converter program.) It uses all the information in the original film to produce a true 3D effect. Topics: market street, 3D, San Francisco
A Burton Holmes' Film-Reels of Travel short subject with views of the river Seine in Paris circa 1925. Elias Burton Holmes was a cinematographer and noted travel lecturer who is credited with coining the word "travelogue." Topics: short subjects, travel films, travelogues, the River Seine, Paris, France
"DOCUMENTARY: On a voyage of the Coast Guard cutter 'Bear' to the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. 'Bear' plies North Pacific ocean icefields. People at Point Barrow, Alaska, await cutter. On boundary monument between Canada and Alaska, Eskimo boys read small obelisk. At Point Hope, Alaska; igloos; Eskimos model fur clothing; whale bones fence cemetery. Reindeer herd. Eskimos board at Plover Bay, Russia, and accompanied by Soviet government representative, tour cutter. Eskimo man and boy dance... Topics: United States. Revenue-Cutter Service, Eskimos, Alaska, USS Bear, USCG, USS Bear (AG-29), USCGC...
This is the same Trip To The Moon that you will find in three other places on the Archive, one of them mine. I realized after uploading that those versions went at the video speed of 30 frames per second. Those movies were originally projected at 18 frames per second. I went back to my editing program but the closest I could come to it was 20 fps. I thought I would have to replace the music, but slowing it down like that did something t it which is not unpleasant. enjoy. â favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Melies, sci-fi, science, moon, silent
Expressionistic and surprisingly accurate science fiction film from the silent age. We sea the solar system from the view of a flying saucer like vehicle of the future. Educational. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: educational, flying. saucer, classic, trip, planets, scifi, science fiction, silent, adventure,...
A movie of a wedding party probably 1912 or so. It is uncredited and unidentified. Perhapâ s someone can add some more information if only the year of the automobiles. Topics: wedding, silents home movies